Cynthia Bower

City Clerk's Office
Title: City Clerk
Phone: 734-287-6550 Option 6
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City Clerk Cindy Bower was re-elected to her third, four-year term in office In November 2021. She was first elected to serve in November 2013. She is a Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk (CMMC), Secretary of the Association of Wayne County Clerks, Vice-President of the Taylor Goodfellows and volunteers for other various organizations. 

She began her long career with the City at the age of 16 as a student co-op from the Taylor Schools. She had worked in various departments until her resignation in 2012, at which time she was appointed city clerk due to the retirement of Mary Ann Reilly.
Since becoming clerk she has successfully 

  • Obtained grants to implement Electronic Poll Book laptops and handicap accessible voting booths at the precincts.
  • Streamlined operations of the Absentee Counting Board to decrease the time spent processing ballots.
  • Created a working relationship with the local high schools to hire students as Election Inspectors.
  • Transferred death records over to the Electronic Death Records System.
  • Created Cemetery Clean-up Day opportunities to enhance the appearance of the City’s locally owned cemeteries.
  • Offered free Shred Days annually to residents.
  • And worked closely with all departments citywide to serve Taylor at an optimum level.

 She has been married to her husband Gary for 26 years and has three daughters, Katelyn, Megan and Carolyn.

 Significant Accomplishments

  • Former Secretary/Treasurer/Steward of AFSCME
  • 21-year member of AFSCME
  • Member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks
  • Member of the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks
  • Member of the Association of Wayne County Clerks
  • Member of the Michigan Bureau of Elections Forms Committee
  • Member of the Michigan Municipal League Municipal Services Committee
  • Former Cheerleading coach for McDowell Elementary School (2014 - 2015)

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